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Marilla of Green Gables: A Novel

SARAH MCCOY · William Morrow
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility...
Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah · Mariner Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

"These stories are an excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny, yet classical in the way they take on stubborn human problems: the depravities of capitalism, love struggling to assert itself within heartless systems. The wildly talented Adjei-Brenyah has made these...
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts

THERESE ANNE FOWLER · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family in as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great...
Ask Me No Questions: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery

Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Witty, racy, and full of gorgeous period detail, Ask Me No Questions is the perfect book for all of us who miss Downtown Abbey." -- Tasha Alexander, NewYork Times bestselling authorMurder and scandals abound in Noble's fresh look at the dazzling world of 1907 Manhattan, from...
Mr. & Mrs. American Pie

Juliet McDaniel · Inkshares
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback

"A gorgeously messy and misguided heroine. I love this story." -- Laura Dern"The perfect blend of salty and sweet." -- BOOKLIST (starred review) "Hilarious." -- Refinery29 The year is 1969. Dick Nixon was just sworn in as the thirty-seventh President...
One Day in December: A Novel

JOSIE SILVER · Broadway Books
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

"Josie Silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time." - Jill Santopolo, New York Times-bestselling author of The Light We Lost (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick) Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable...
Mycroft and Sherlock

Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The new novel by NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, starring brothers Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes.It is 1872, and a series of gruesome murders is the talk of London. Mycroft Holmes--now twenty-six and a force to be reckoned with at the War Office--has no interest in the killings; however,...
Thin Air

Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon, now an exciting new series from Netflix. From the moment Richard K. Morgan's dazzling debut, Altered Carbon, burst onto the scene, it was clear that...
Deck the Hounds

DAVID ROSENFELT · Minotaur Books
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Reluctant lawyer Andy Carpenter doesn't usually stop to help others, but seeing a dog next to a homeless man inspires him to give the pair some money to help. It's just Andy's luck that things don't end there. Soon after Andy's encounter with them, man and dog are attacked...


JOE IDE · Mulholland Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Isaiah Quintabe--IQ for short--has never been more successful, or felt more alone. A series of high-profile wins in his hometown of East Long Beach have made him so notorious that he can hardly go to the corner store without being recognized. Dodson, once his sidekick, is now his full-fledged...
Melmoth: A Novel

SARAH PERRY · Custom House
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history's darkest waters - and now, in Sarah Perry's breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction.


The Consuming Fire

Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The Consuming Fire -- the second epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi

The Interdependency, humanity's interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow,...

Bird, Bath, and Beyond: An Agent to the Paws Mystery

E J COPPERMAN · Minotaur Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The second in this hilarious cozy mystery series features a woman who is a talent agent for show biz animals and discovers that she has a talent herself: solving crimes.

"Admirers of old comedy sketches and anyone looking for a laugh-out-loud mystery should pick up this series...

A Terrible Country: A Novel

Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A cause for celebration: big-hearted, witty, warm, compulsively readable, earnest, funny, full of that kind of joyful sadness I associate with Russia and its writers." - George Saunders, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

A literary triumph...
Pulse: A Novel

Michael T Harvey · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The story of a Boston murder that defies all expectations - optioned for film by 21 Laps, the company behind Stranger Things and Arrival

Boston, 1976. In a small apartment above Kenmore Square, sixteen-year-old Daniel Fitzsimmons is listening to his landlord describe a seemingly...

The Fox

Frederick Forsyth · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A new and timely thriller from the legendary Frederick Forsyth, "truly the world's reigning master of suspense" (Los Angeles Times) .

The Fox is a riveting thriller that begins with separate disasters striking the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA. A massive...
The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa · Berkley
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy.

We take journeys to explore exotic new places and to return to the comforts of home, to visit old acquaintances and to make new friends....
The Lake on Fire

Rosellen Brown · Sarabande Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among 19th century Jewish immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Dazzled by lore of the American dream, Chaya and her strange, brilliant, young brother Asher stow away to Chicago; what they discover there, however, is a Gilded Age as empty...
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Alex White · Orbit
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Furious and fun, the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series follows a crew of outcasts as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to savings themselves-and the universe.
Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she's...
The Rain Watcher: A Novel

TATIANA DE ROSNAY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The first new novel in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and resolutions.

"Hypnotic, passionate, ominous...